Essay on World: Aids and Ivory Coast

Submitted By KBNEYMAN
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Aids/ HIV frequency in Africa
Aids are a disease and rapidly spread through Africa. Too many Africans have are HIV positive or have aids. Organizations such as the PEPFAR have put a lot of effort in to stopping this rapid spread. A lot of Africa is putting a lot of its income on the HIV/AIDS, which is having an effect on its economy so they can put the money towards other things. In other words the disease is affecting people who do not have the disease. HIV/AIDS are having a really big effect on its economy and all people positive or not.

* A full 15 percent of all deaths of men during this period were due to AIDS and its complications; * This method of data collection was used to determine the approximate prevalence of AIDS in the city of Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
The results indicated that between 1988 and 1989, 41 percent of men and
32 percent of women were positive for the AIDS virus. * 13 percent of deaths among women were due to similar causes.
Barrere, Bernard, et al. "AIDS - The leading cause of adult death in the West African city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast." Science 249.4970 (1990): 793+. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. * During 2009 alone, an estimated 1.3 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. * Two-thirds of all people infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa, although this region contains little more than 10% of the world's population. * Botswana, for example, lost 17% of its healthcare workforce due to AIDS between 1999 and 2005. * A…